Ribchester Roman Museum

Ribchester Roman Museum
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Roman Ribchester is brought to life by dramatic displays, which contain a life size cavalryman, Roman legionary and exciting interactive exhibits. Columns have been erected for the first time in 2000 years and there are wonderful objects, including weaponry, jewellery and leatherwork alongside favourites like the replica of the Ribchester Parade Helmet and the impressive sculpture of a cavalryman riding down his Celtic adversary.

The displays also delve into the Prehistoric past and are illustrated by wonderful objects like the amazingly well preserved Bronze Age sword and Iron Age brooches and carvings.

Visitors to the Museum can see the granaries that were used for storing large volumes of wheat and other foodstuffs. Part of the defensive ditch that was dug around the fort can be seen in the field opposite the west gate of the fort and there are also remains of the Roman baths behind the primary school. The impressive columns that hold up the White Bull pub in the centre of the village are genuine Roman artefacts.

Pre-booked guided tours and educational visits can be arranged.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archaeological site, Archive, Prehistoric site

Opening hours

Weekdays 10:00 to 17:00
Weekends 12:00 to 17:00

Admission charges

Adults £3.00
OAPs £2.50
Children £1.50
Children aged 5 and under : Free

Getting there

M6 - A59 - B6245 - Ribchester

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals

Getting there

M6 - A59 - B6245 - Ribchester

Ribchester Roman Museum






01254 878 261

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